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Elizabeth Wurtzel

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Born Monday 31 July 1967, died Tuesday 7 January 2020

Professions: Journalist, Writer

Nationality: American

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You don't even have to hate to have a perfectly miserable time.

Words: hate, perfectly, miserable, time
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I'd really like to write a book about Timothy McVeigh, but it would only work if he cooperated.

Words: really, write, book, about, Timothy, work, cooperated
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I admire Bruce Springsteen because he's a heroic person who has lots of integrity and has this incredible body of work that is so vital.

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Feminism is a good venue for getting yourself across as much as for getting your point across.

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I'll see Naomi Wolf on television periodically, I have nothing against her and what she says, but I'll feel that she's a politician, like she's got an agenda to get across and that she doesn't always say what's really true or exactly what she feels.

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It was just very interesting to me that certain types of women inspire people's imagination, and all of them were very difficult women.

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Like, in high school, I was a good student and got straight As. It was very strict and you couldn't do well there unless you studied very hard, but every time there was any trouble, I was the first person they would be talking to.

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My life's actually been quite dull; it's not all that glamorous.

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Ritalin abuse is a big issue in the US.

Words: ritalin, abuse, big, issue
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It's like Samson and Delilah: watch your back, because trouble could be the person you're sleeping with.

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All I do is go to the movies.

Words: all, movies
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Everything's plastic, we're all gonna die.

Words: plastic, all, die
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I always carry lots of stuff with me wherever I roam, always weighted down with books, with cassettes, with pens and paper, just in case I get the urge to sit down somewhere, and oh, I don't know, read something or write my masterpiece.

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Sometimes I think that I was forced to withdraw into depression because it was the only rightful protest I could throw in the face of a world that said it was alright for people to come and go as they please, that there were simply no real obligations left.

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Sometimes I wish that there were a way to let people know that just because I live in a world without rules, and in a life that is lawless, doesn't mean that it doesn't hurt so bad the morning after.

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Why does the rest of the world put up with the hypocrisy, the need to put a happy face on sorrow, the need to keep on keeping on?... I don't know the answer, I know only that I can't.

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Am I worried people will say I'm repeating myself? Sure. One thought I had was to publish it as a novel but eventually I just decided to do what I wanted to do.

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I start to feel like I can't maintain the facade any longer, that I may just start to show through. And I wish I knew what was wrong. Maybe something about how stupid my whole life is.

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In life, single women are the most vulnerable adults. In movies, they are given imaginary power.

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I thought depression was the part of my character that made me worthwhile. I thought so little of myself, felt that I had such scant offerings to give to the world, that the one thing that justified my existence at all was my agony.

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